Grass Seed 101
Before you pick your grass seed it is important to test your soil. You can pick high quality grass seed, but it won’t do much growing if the soil pH isn’t balanced. Look for pH levels between 6 and 7.5.
Warm Vs. Cool Season Grass Seed: Canadians will want to look for cool season grass seed. This type of seed will ensure your turf will last through winter, and it tends to be more shade-tolerant. Warm season grass seed is for warmer climate countries, like the Caribbean islands and parts of the States.
Foot-traffic: If you’re planting seed on high-traffic areas, you’ll want to avoid fine fescue as it tends to be more brittle. It won’t stand up to those pool parties or soccer games.
When Do I Reseed My Lawn?
For cool season grass, the best time of year to reseed your lawn is spring or fall. Both seasons offer benefits for perfect results.
Reseeding at the end of spring ensures that cool season grass seed will have enough time to establish before the cold weather sets in. Reseeding in the fall means less risk of weeds, but the soil will still be warm.
Rake & Till Your Lawn
Then using a tiller, spread turf builder across the entire area you plan on re-seeding. Till them into the soil about 5 inches deep.
Using a spreader, fertilize what remains of the lawn. It is best to use a starter fertilizer because it has the proper nutrients that grass seeds need to germinate and grow quickly.
Note: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper spread rate for a new lawn.
Spread Grass Seeds
Water Your New Lawn
It is important to water your newly seeded lawn every week but be sure not to over-water it. Use a sprinkler to ensure your lawn is getting the right amount of water.
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